Surviving record of 1930's German "Live" television. Preserved with an amateur camera by Horst Hewel.
Regular broadcasting in Germany began March 22, 1935 and even by the end of the decade there were no more than just a few hundred sets around.
May 9, 2016 Subject:
Glimpse into the past
This is a fascinating insight into German television before World War II and is comparable with the output from the BBC Television service.
Would you please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org as I need to ask you a question about the footage.
December 1, 2012 Subject:
makes me want to learn more
I looked this up on you tube--"First German TV Broadcasting 1935." Eerie, showing a musical program with the message that those who didn't march in tune with the rest are sent to "concert camps" to be reeducated. Hitler jumped into the latest technology to deliver his message.
Three stars for this clip for brevity and lack of sound but it's an important contribution, nevertheless.
April 4, 2012 Subject:
Awesome footage,more please!
November 25, 2011 Subject:
There's more if you go looking
This is very good but I have seen better, much better, in fact so good you would think it had been filmed yesterday. I believe it was the BBC that broadcast a documentary earlier this year (2011) which included clips from hours of saved German film from the period, mostly from outside tv broadcasts.
The studio stuff is so dark its difficult to see the people that appear in the productions but the outside stuff is fantastic and the reason for that is quite simple. In the studio because the equipment they were using for live broadcasts could only really pick out black and white, the presenters had to wear heavy make-up and sit in a darkened room and the quality was poor, whereas and here is the clever stuff. The live outside broadcasts were actually filmed by a machine that took the film and at the same time processing it from negative to finished film and then transmitted 'virtually live' the process was performed rapidly within a matter of seconds, live outside tv in 1930, amazing. Its that film they showed in the documentary and as I say it was amazingly good.
July 18, 2010 Subject:
What A Rareity!
its so cool to be able to watch rare peaces of television like this! thanks to whoever uploaded this.
August 28, 2009 Subject:
Makes a great companion to the Television Under The Swastika documentary. It's amazing this footage survives at all.
June 9, 2009 Subject:
That is really cool... I wish I could find more about the really early days of TV broadcasting. Five stars for sheer rarity and awesomeness.
December 18, 2008 Subject:
A Rare Gem
I love anything like this. Oh if only there were kinescopes in the 30's. I will take what I can get. Thank you for sharring this rare gem with us.
December 17, 2008 Subject:
I Didn't Upload This
I love this rare footage of live TV from the 30's. So little survives of 30's TV that even this clip is wonderful to see.